Embroidered picture

English
17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

39.53 x 49.82 cm (15 9/16 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.763

Medium or Technique

Silk satin; embroidered with silk and silver and gold metallic yarns

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White silk satin embroidered with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Figures stand beneath oak tree with snake wound around its trunk created in raised embroidery. Figures surrounded by animals including kingfisher, stag, camel, donkey, goat and lamb. Background of picture speckled with small loops of metallic coil. Framed with 18th century frame encased in 20th century gilt frame. Condition: good, some small slits in satin, some coil loops missing, some metallic yarns detached, black stain at Adam’s left shoulder.

Provenance

Bequest of Vivian Hawes

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection